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Authors Jason Palamara and Barbara Rubel Experts on Law Enforcement Resilience and Mental Health
Guest Occupation
Retired NYPD Detective and speaker author on burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
Guest Biography

Jason M. Palamara is a U.S. Navy Veteran having served in US “Operation Noble Anvil” [NATO “Operation Allied Force”] aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. He is a retired New York City Police Department Cold Case Homicide Detective with twenty- years of experience in forensic and criminal investigations. Jason has served as a peer support counselor with the NYPD and currently serves as a volunteer crisis intervention counselor with the Long Island Crisis Center. He is also a John C. Maxwell certified life coach, teacher, speaker and trainer. Jason is also founder and life coach of First Responder Coaching and is the director of Veteran & First Responder Engagement for Forge VFR. His mission is to connect with and serve his fellow First Responder and Veteran communities ensuring the care they need is always available to them. Jason is currently writing a book on police wellness and resilience with Barbara Rubel.

Barbara Rubel, BS, MA, BCETS, DAAETS, is a leading authority and award-winning author on burnout, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. As a nationally recognized keynote speaker and trainer, she motivates law enforcement officers and victim service providers to focus on wellness and resilience. She was featured in an Emmy award winning documentary. She is the author of, But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping Families After a Suicide (3rd ed.). (2020), the 30-hr. CE course for Nurses, Loss, Grief, and Bereavement (4th ed.), and the CE course, COVID-19 Loss, Grief, and Bereavement (2020). Her website is